Kevin Durant to sign with Brooklyn Nets

first_imgFILE – In this June 10, 2019, file photo, Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) reacts as he leaves the court after sustaining an injury during first-half basketball action against the Toronto Raptors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals in Toronto. Durant is headed to the Brooklyn Nets, leaving the Warriors after three seasons. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP, File)NEW YORK – Kevin Durant is headed to the Brooklyn Nets, leaving the Golden State Warriors after three seasons.His decision was announced Sunday at the start of the NBA free agency period on the Instagram page for The Boardroom, an online series looking at sports business produced by Durant and business partner Rich Kleiman.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Durant won titles with Golden State in 2017 and ’18 then was injured for much of this postseason as the team lost the NBA Finals in six games to the Toronto Raptors.A ruptured right Achilles tendon could keep him out the entire next season, and whenever he returns it will be in the Brooklyn black.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsESPN first reported Durant’s decision, saying he had agreed to a four-year deal worth $164 million.Durant could have gotten five years and about $221 million to remain with the Warriors. Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Durant, a 10-time All-Star who just completed his 12th NBA season, was leading all postseason scorers at 34.2 points per game when he strained his right calf on May 8 in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Rockets.He had seven 30-point performances during the recent playoffs.It’s unclear how he will play whenever he can return, but the Nets were willing to take a chance with a team on the rise.Brooklyn finished 42-40 this season and lost in the first round of the playoffs, then got a huge victory Sunday when it beat out the Warriors, New York Knicks and Los Angeles Clippers for Durant.Durant, who grew up in the Washington area and spent one college season at Texas, played his first year with the Seattle SuperSonics before they departed for Oklahoma City, where Durant played eight seasons with the Thunder before joining the Warriors in 2016.ADVERTISEMENT Staying alive 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao View commentscenter_img Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ukrainian prime minister resigns after recordings published He was heavily criticized for that move, seen as taking an easy route by joining a team that had just won an NBA-record 73 games.But it worked out for Durant and the Warriors, as he was the NBA Finals MVP in their championships in both 2017 and 2018.This season was filled with talk of his future, though for much of the season it was focused on the Knicks if he decided to leave.But the Nets became a more attractive option with young talent that should help them be competitive next season even while Durant recovers.  /gsgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knickslast_img read more

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